Keep in mind, though, that this message isn't really about the death penalty. This message is about Jesus' silence.
6 They were trying to trap him into saying something they could use against him, but Jesus stooped down and wrote in the dust with his finger. 7 They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” 8 Then he stooped down again and wrote in the dust.
9 When the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the oldest, until only Jesus was left in the middle of the crowd with the woman. 10 Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?”
11 “No, Lord,” she said.
And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.”
Silence is a tool Jesus uses to help us truly understand. He could give us the answer—and sometimes he does—but we must come to some answers as we search our own hearts as Jesus waits in silence.
I suggest you pray to the Lord today. Ask Jesus to take control of your whole life--to save you from your sins and be your Lord. If you start there, the rest will follow. The Holy Spirit will be your guide. And you will find peace.